Inquisitiveness is the stepping stone towards success. All great scientists and inventors had that quintessential fire in their bellies to succeed and contribute their bit to the world. This eventually helped them cross all hurdles at ease reaching a pinnacle of success.
Those were the days when research meant true observation of nature, environment and things around us. There was no internet, social media or even such a humongous amount of publications that we see around us these days. However, despite all the modern day facilities, there are now no more Einsteins and Edisons today.
Somewhere the essence of innovation and observation is lost in this mechanized era. Now, people don’t have much patience to observe things that happen in our daily lives and question them. The success of Einstein, other scientists, and inventors, was their desires to add values and meaning to the lives of the people. Contrarily, these days, most people are self-centered and don’t have time to think about others.
The quality of Thinking has deteriorated now!
There was a time when people had to discover newer and newer things from limited resources unlike today when lesser and lesser things are being discovered despite having all the amenities. Obviously, the quality of thinking has deteriorated badly in the last few decades. Both schools and colleges have failed to inculcate right values and level of thinking among students.
Mediocrity as the new norm now. If you are too much intellectual then you might stand alone sans any friends. The ensuing cut-throat competition and survival battle in our daily lives have shifted our focus to a basic question than trying something new and unprecedented.
Edison once said that he didn’t consider his 10,000 times failure to discover a thing as a letdown rather he construed it as his personal success to have found out 10,000 ways that a thing won’t work. Does the current generation have that much patience and perseverance to carry on with experience without any guarantee of success? Of course not.
Disseminating the Rights Thoughts and Values in Our Future Generation
We definitely need to infuse a fresh zeal of intellectualism in our gen next. We shouldn’t content ourselves with mediocrity rather we must inculcate the appropriate education in a future generation that they should be able to do things in a creative manner independently.
Enhancing creative thinking among people can be accomplished in two ways; the first one is to let a person explore his inner calling and tries several things and generates as many ideas as he can. Thereafter, he should pursue an idea that he finds suitable.
The second option is to let a person link several of his thoughts into one and then find a meaningful solution to it. Many famous inventors used this approach. Even the great Einstein found a close relationship between trains and the motion of light in his iconic theory of relativity. Exchange of thoughts and creativity is utmost important to develop a perfect scientific temper among the people.
Most importantly, irrespective of what we study and where we study, our individual desire to discover something exceptional and extraordinary is vital. All great scientists have succeeded because of their personal wish to change the norm of the society for which they stood alone focusing full time and attention on inventions and research. Some of these famous scientists include the names of Galileo, Copernicus, Thomas Alva Edison, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton among others.